New Jersey Generals Re-Sign LB Kolin Hill & Bryson Young

New Jersey Generals Re-Sign LB Kolin Hill & Bryson Young

The New Jersey Generals continue to bring back key players for the 2024 USFL season. Linebackers Kolin Hill and Bryson Young have re-signed, being the 14th and 15th players to do so.

GM Billy Devaney has been very aggressive in his efforts to re-sign players on expiring contracts. New Jersey was the first team to begin the trend, and are efficiently re-tooling their roster to build off of the 2023 season.

LB Bryson Young

Bryson Young has been with the New Jersey Generals for the past two seasons. He played well in 2022, posting 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks during a year where the Generals saw a lot of success – finishing with a 9-1 record.

In 2023, Young was excellent. He started in six out of ten games for New Jersey, posting 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks this season. New Jersey loves their linebackers, having already re-signed D’Juan Hines and Chris Orr.

LB Kolin Hill

Speaking of linebackers, the Generals have also brought back Kolin Hill. Hill is one of the most underrated linebackers in the USFL, showcasing his talents throughout two seasons.

In 2022, Hill registered 25 tackles and a sack, finding a way to get to Shea Patterson during a week two matchup.

However, Kolin took his game to another level in 2023 – racking up 39 tackles, and 4.5 sacks. Hill started five out of ten games this year. One of his major highlights came in a week nine win against Philadelphia, where he obliterated QB Case Cookus:

If Kolin continues to develop and improve upon his game in 2024, he’s a dark horse candidate to be featured on the All-USFL defense next year.

Final Thoughts

So far, the New Jersey Generals have re-signed:

RB Darius Victor
RB Kingston Davis
WR Alonzo Moore
TE Braedon Bowman
TE Woody Brandom
WR/TE Wes Saxton Jr.
OT Isaiah Battle
OG Calvin Ashley
LB D’Juan Hines
LB Chris Orr
DB Dravon Askew-Henry
S Shalom Luani
S Paris Ford

They have also signed free agent defensive ends Victor Jones and Jordan Lewis, alongside RB Jalen Holston.

After a disappointing 3-7 season in 2023, Mike Riley and the Generals will look to find a way to get back to the postseason in 2024.

What are your thoughts on the New Jersey Generals re-signing Kolin Hill and Bryson Young? Which prospects should they pursue? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

  1. I am glad the Generals continue to re-sign players they feel good about. I M looking forward to rooting them on in person, in New Jersey. As we know some obvious choices in Metlife Stadium, SHI (Rutgers) Stadium, Red Bull Arena and Princeton Stadium. If it is determined that none of them can work a great story could come of Hinchliffe stadium. Right it is used as a minor league baseball and high school field for Paterson’s two high schools. The arena boasts capacity of 10k and Paterson has a population if 158k, 30% who are under 18. Birmingham has only 40k more and New Jersey is more densely populated in surrounding areas. To me questions exist regarding parking, limited capacity attendance, whether it’s equipped for FOX and NBC and traffic patterns. Their history is part of the story here. Two Negro League teams called Hinchliffe home, as well as football gong back decades. Amenities include a Negro League Museum and Paterson Falls are part of the complex. Today the minor league Jersey Jackals call the stadium home and the Generals would add to the community. I am going to watch a game to see if there is any chance this stadium can really be an option. I understand there are likely better places to work with, but wouldn’t 9,000 here be better than 900 in Canton.

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